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The Ethics of Disruptive Transportation Technologies

This course discusses the process for making ethical decisions as part of planning for disruptive technologies.

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  • Duration 10 video lessons (83 Mins)
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. What is a Disruptive Transportation Technology? (5 mins)
  • 3. Current and Emerging Technologies (9 mins)
  • 4. Challenges (11 mins)
  • 5. Ethical Issues (5 mins)
  • 6. Ethical Guidance (11 mins)
  • 7. Decision Making (10 mins)
  • 8. Identifying Consequences and Potential Actions (16 mins)
  • 9. Submitting an Ordinance (5 mins)
  • 10. Wrap-Up (4 mins)

Course Description

The course describes some of the more disruptive transportation technologies and the issues of equity they raise. The course lays out ways to think about the challenges of transportation technologies, along with a methodology for analyzing and addressing ethical issues. Material from the AICP Code of ethics will be presented as part of the framework for decision-making.

Learn these skills

  • Ethics
  • Land Use
  • Parking
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Regulations
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Urbanism


This course is approved for AICP CM credit, including Ethics credit.


This course is approved for CNU-A credit.


This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point., including Ethics.

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Carol D. Barrett

Carol D. Barrett

Ms. Barrett is a highly acclaimed expert in planning ethics.

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